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  • If you have a medical emergency or are in an accident and an ambulance is called, paramedics are the people who care for you and they may take you to the emergency department.
  • A triage nurse sees you when you first arrive at the emergency department to work out how serious your illness or injury, provide first aid and prioritise your care.
  • Emergency physicians are doctors who specialise in emergency diagnosis and care.
  • You may need to have some medical tests to work out what is wrong with you and the best treatment for you.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015